Fair Food – The Documentary – Wed 11 Feb 2015

Fair Food is Australia’s first feature length documentary about the issues facing our local producers, and the importance of having access to small, independent regional food distributors.  View the film preview here.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading food advocates and participants from the film.

When:                  Wednesday 11th February, 6PM

Where:                National Library of Australia

Level LG1, Theatre

Parkes Place West, Canberra

Cost:                      $20 (with 25% going to support the Southern Harvest Farmers Market, launched Sunday 25 January at the Bungendore Show –  the market only sells food produced only in … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Farm Tours – Saturday 28 February 2015

IMG_2098By popular demand, and following from the resounding success of our Open Day, we have set a date to open the farm for tours.

On Saturday 28 February, one day only, we’ll be offering farm tours for limited numbers.

Our 10.30am tour is full, but we do still have a few places for the 2.30pm please allow 2 hours. Tours will still proceed in wet weather (you’ll just need to come … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Farm Produce Dates

IMG_7180Upcoming availability for chickens, heritage chickens and ducks listed below.
We have beef ready to go anytime (usually requires a few weeks to slot in)
We will also have pork available for Christmas if you wanted to get in early to secure any?

Online orders here

Poultry processing dates are below on a Thursday for Friday or Saturday delivery:

September 18
October 9
October 23

Caroola Poultry available this weekend

IMG_6439We’re heading to Bega this week and will return on Friday with freshly processed Chickens and Ducks, including a limited supply of our Heritage Chicken.

We’ll be at Braidwood Farmers Market on Saturday Morning and Southside (CIT) Markets in Canberra on Sunday Morning.

We’ll have breasts, thighs, wings, drumsticks, necks, livers, heads, hearts, frames and more.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Announcing our new On-Farm Internship Program

IMG_6752We are now offering 2-3, full time, 3 month internship positions throughout the year in each season, beginning September 2014. You may apply individually or as a couple.

Our internships offer motivated individuals or couples the ability to get stuck into learning about practical permaculture applications on a small farm.

You need to be able to commit to a minimum 3 month period. Positions are now open for application for Spring, Summer, Autumn and … CONTINUE READING

Organic Market Garden Series, Caroola Farm, 5 one-day workshops over 5 months

IMG_0489With the success of the Local Food Initiative and Australian Capital Region Food Hub, it has become evident that there is a growing demand for locally grown produce, preferable grown using organic practices.  To assist in meeting this growing demand, Permaculture eXchange is proud and excited to announce a series of workshops on ‘Market Gardening for small-scale production’.

This series of five, day long workshops aims to take people who already … CONTINUE READING

Farmgate Shopping Exclusive

IMG_6492Join us for One day ONLY – Sunday 13 July 2pm to 5pm

Exclusive Farmgate Shopping opportunity (well, let’s be honest and call if a FREEZER RAID!!!) – On-farm (directions here)

Your opportunity to purchase some of our gorgeous beef (and maybe some other produce if there is any left) direct from farm. Individual packs prepared by the butcher including a variety of steaks, mince, roasts, corned beef and more. … CONTINUE READING

Permaculture Interest Group (PIG) at Bungendore Community Gardens Sat 21 June

Want to meet other people in the area growing their own food?

Want to learn & share knowledge and resources?

Want to see Bungendore Community Garden come back to life with a brand new plan for a heritage-based food garden?

Or find out more about upcoming free workshops?

We know you are out there and we’d love to meet you, catch up and find out  what you are doing!

Kicking off with a Winter Solstice BBQ meet up at Bungendore Community Garden

Saturday 21st June

9am : Tree Care on the Common

11am-12pm : Short talk outlining plans for … CONTINUE READING

Regional Producers Project – Upper Shoalhaven Wed 18 June

Are you a producer or looking to be a producer of food or fibre in the Upper Shoalhaven?

Join the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Deua Landcare Network for their Regional Producers Project and learn about the Business of Local Food and Fibre Production.

RSVP’s are essential

Where: The Old Cheese Factory

When: Wednesday 18 June 2014

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Guest speakers

  • Penny Kothe ‘Caroola Farm’ – small animal production
  • Bronwyn Richards ‘Wynlen House’ – vegetable growing and seasonality
  • Gary Sully ‘Sully’s Cidery’ – cider production and its links to local heritage
  • Ian McGinn, Business Enterprise Centre … CONTINUE READING

Australian heritage chicken now available

Our heritage chicken is the most flavoursome and natural chicken you will find.

Pasture raised from heritage stock provided by the Sommerlad family in the New England Tablelands, these birds are more naturally adapted to outside foraging and temperatures that the traditional white meat bird.

Our heritage chickens take twice as long to grow as the conventional supermarket chickens, and the live active, healthy and happy lives.

We have limited stock of these great tasting chickens and will have them at Braidwood Farmers Market this weekend, Saturday 31 May and Southside Farmers Market (CIT Woden) on Sunday 1 June.